GCSD: Murder suspect in custody after body found in Greene County wrecked vehicle


GREENE COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — UPDATE: A man suspected of second-degree murder previously considered to be at-large is now in custody.

According to a post from the Greene County Sheriff’s Department Warrant Division, Adrian Kiser, 24, was taken into custody on July 4.

Kiser was wanted on a warrant for second-degree murder after an investigation began when a body was found inside a wrecked vehicle on Freedom Road on June 29.

Two other people, Zachary Alan Richards and and Elizabeth Lee Poe Phillips, were also arrested in connection with the found body and charged with facilitation of second-degree murder.


The Greene County Sheriff’s Department is asking for your help to find a suspect charged with second-degree murder after they discovered a wrecked vehicle with a body inside this week.

According to a news release, Greene County 911 received a call about a wreck on Freedom Road on June 29.

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“The caller had found a wrecked vehicle alongside the road, down an embankment. Officers arrived on scene to discover the lone occupant of the vehicle deceased. The scene was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division,” the release read.

Investigators say 24-year-old Adrian Kiser is being sought by officers for an active warrant of second-degree murder. His last known address is 2085 Old Snapps Ferry Rd. Chuckey, TN 37641 and his last known location was in Johnson City.

Zachary Alan Richards and and Elizabeth Lee Poe Phillips have also been charged each with facilitation on second-degree murder and are currently being held on a $250,000 bond in Greene County.

In addition, Phillips is being held on a Violation of Probation with no bond. Richards has a hold for Washington County, Tenn. for a Violation of Probation.

Anyone with information is asked to call (423) 798-1800.

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